Go Back   LS1TECH > RACING DEPARTMENT > Drag Racing Tech
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search

Drag Racing Tech
Rules | Safety | Setups | Hardware | Methods
Sponsored by
Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center
Click Here

Ozite carpet finally installed!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-16-2008, 08:27 PM   #1
Launching!
Garage is empty, add now
 
lunatik's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: 0
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Madisonville, Ky
Posts: 244
Default Ozite carpet finally installed!

Hello! I'm finally back and have finished the install. I just typed this twice and my patience is running thin so its going to be a quick and dirty. Also pics should be up in a few minutes. I used no heat gun or weights. This is the dark grey ozite.
I unrolled the ozite from the hatch and squared it up in the interior using the factory crease in the carpet. I started the project using four inches of overlap to tuck under the trunk carpet. I glued it down to the flat horizontal area in front of the ttop hole. I then trimmed the area that sits under the rear speakers and plastic moldings (conservately). I then glued it the next flat area behind the rear seats. If your not going to use your rear seats leave more material to cover the mounting bracket tabs. After that glue sets I then glued the carpet to the top of the trans tunnel about five inches back from the back wall forward. Let it set! Then I used my thumbs and fists to contour the carpet to the concave areas under the rear seat buckets. You'll hear and feel the fibers giving and moving.
Next I glued it down to the floor under the rear seat buckets. Then I trimmed some off of the area that sits under the mid speakers and plastic moldings. Now for the hardest and most time consuming part. I didnt remove the rear seat bucket mounting brackets and had to contour around them. Take your time and take breaks. I spent several hours here. After its satisfactory glue it from tunnel outwards.
Next, I split the carpet down the middle where the carpet meets the shifter area. I would trim little if any in the area next to the shifter and brackets. The carpet formed nicely to the floor boards and under the seats. Again, glueing from tunnel outwards. This is where I had to make incisions. To cure a fold I sliced out a thin triangle and laid the aft piece over the front piece then glued it. Also, I would leave at least an inch of carpet above the door sills/ weather strips when trimming. I wasnt conservative here and barely have enough to tuck under the plastic moldings here. From this area forward the carpet was nice to me and formed nicely around contours. I have pics and will be coming up with those in a minute.
__________________
1968 Camaro 305 w/ Holley 4bl, Comp Cams Magnum 270, Hooker Comp headers, 2.5" duals, x-pipe, Borla mufflers, TH350, 8.5" 10 bolt 3.42's. Under complete tear down and rebuild.
lunatik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2008, 08:33 PM   #2
Insurance Expert
Garage is empty, add now
 
Trader Rating: 53
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Chi-town
Posts: 7,734
Default

sweet lets see the pics..i need to redo the carpet in the camaro again.

where do you get this stuff and what does it weigh?
__________________
98 WS6 6 speed street car
2014 VW GLI Autobahn
SilverGhost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2008, 08:55 PM   #3
Launching!
Garage is empty, add now
 
lunatik's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: 0
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Madisonville, Ky
Posts: 244
Default

Here ya go. 11 lbs before trimming. I trimmed about 2 pounds off.
Attached Thumbnails
Ozite carpet finally installed!-000_11452.jpg   Ozite carpet finally installed!-000_11462.jpg   Ozite carpet finally installed!-000_11472.jpg   Ozite carpet finally installed!-000_11482.jpg   Ozite carpet finally installed!-000_11492.jpg  

__________________
1968 Camaro 305 w/ Holley 4bl, Comp Cams Magnum 270, Hooker Comp headers, 2.5" duals, x-pipe, Borla mufflers, TH350, 8.5" 10 bolt 3.42's. Under complete tear down and rebuild.
lunatik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2008, 08:58 PM   #4
7 Second Club
Garage is empty, add now
 
Phil99vette's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: 11
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Port Tobacco, MD
Posts: 8,743
Default

Not sure if I missed it but what glue did you use?
__________________
Phil #227N - 2000 Mustang
Best 60' 1.18 | Best 330' 3.07 | Best 1/8 4.62 Best MPH: 164 | Best 1/4 7.29 | Best 1/4 MPH 198
Shawn Miller Race Engines 438" LSx - Precision 106mm Turbo - Madman Suspension/Tuning
For Sale: Mast Mozez heads;
Virginia Speed - Kurt Urban Performance - MADMAN Racing and Co. - Precision turbo - Wolfe Racecraft - Marcella Intakes
Phil99vette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2008, 09:23 PM   #5
Launching!
Garage is empty, add now
 
lunatik's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: 0
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Madisonville, Ky
Posts: 244
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Phil99vette View Post
Not sure if I missed it but what glue did you use?
Oh, 3M super 77. I Did'nt even have to use half of it and I sprayed everywhere.
__________________
1968 Camaro 305 w/ Holley 4bl, Comp Cams Magnum 270, Hooker Comp headers, 2.5" duals, x-pipe, Borla mufflers, TH350, 8.5" 10 bolt 3.42's. Under complete tear down and rebuild.
lunatik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2008, 09:25 PM   #6
TECH Enthusiast
Garage is empty, add now
 
Trader Rating: 70
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 516
Default

That looks pretty sharp. I need to do that to mine.
Harley-Davidson88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2008, 09:31 PM   #7
TECH Veteran
2009 Pontiac G8
 
2002_Z28_Six_Speed's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: 19
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Wash, DC
Posts: 4,456
Default

Should of relocated the airbag mod and done a center console delete
__________________
Current Rides:
*2004 Denali
*2003 Giant OCR1
Previous Rides:
2009 G8 GXP. M6. Magnacharger + Kooks full system
2002 Camaro. M6. Zex. 12 bolt. QA1. Pacesetters.
2002_Z28_Six_Speed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2008, 09:48 PM   #8
Launching!
Garage is empty, add now
 
lunatik's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: 0
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Madisonville, Ky
Posts: 244
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Harley-Davidson88 View Post
That looks pretty sharp. I need to do that to mine.
Thanks! I didn't accurately keep track the time but I started at about 3:30pm today and finished around 7pm ish. I also put in 5 hours yesterday. If i had to do it again I would have to completely open up a weekend.
__________________
1968 Camaro 305 w/ Holley 4bl, Comp Cams Magnum 270, Hooker Comp headers, 2.5" duals, x-pipe, Borla mufflers, TH350, 8.5" 10 bolt 3.42's. Under complete tear down and rebuild.
lunatik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2008, 09:56 PM   #9
Launching!
Garage is empty, add now
 
lunatik's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: 0
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Madisonville, Ky
Posts: 244
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2002_Z28_Six_Speed View Post
Should of relocated the airbag mod and done a center console delete
I'm still debating how far I'll take this weight reduction. I will get rid of the steering wheel for sure as I've found this Grant wheel that will look great. That will take care of the driver air bag. I like the stealth appeal and will try to make the car light as possible while keeping it looking close to stock as possible. Light weight seats are in the near future as is a fiberglass hood. Those are the two none stock appearing mods I will do. All else will be under the radar stuff.
__________________
1968 Camaro 305 w/ Holley 4bl, Comp Cams Magnum 270, Hooker Comp headers, 2.5" duals, x-pipe, Borla mufflers, TH350, 8.5" 10 bolt 3.42's. Under complete tear down and rebuild.
lunatik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2008, 11:29 PM   #10
12 Second Club
Garage is empty, add now
 
LS1crazy01's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: 14
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Spring Grove,IL
Posts: 1,194
Default

Im surprised to see the spare tire still in that should be the first to go. And the carpet looks bad *** man!
__________________
Bolt ons,Midwest Chassis Fab 9" and Speed inc. tune.
LS1crazy01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2008, 12:40 AM   #11
Launching!
Garage is empty, add now
 
lunatik's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: 0
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Madisonville, Ky
Posts: 244
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LS1crazy01 View Post
Im surprised to see the spare tire still in that should be the first to go. And the carpet looks bad *** man!
Thanks, yup the spare tire is an easy one but, 1) this is my daily driver and the trip to work and back is 60 miles a day. 2) weight just above and behind the right rear tire is not a bad place to have it . Once I get the front lightend up and a strip minded suspension in there I wont need the rear ballist and it will come out. I've owned the car since Jan 06 and haven't gotten very far mainly due to me being away from home so much .
__________________
1968 Camaro 305 w/ Holley 4bl, Comp Cams Magnum 270, Hooker Comp headers, 2.5" duals, x-pipe, Borla mufflers, TH350, 8.5" 10 bolt 3.42's. Under complete tear down and rebuild.
lunatik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2008, 12:58 AM   #12
TECH Regular
Garage is empty, add now
 
rmata's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: 32
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
Posts: 413
Default

Looks good man. I have the ozite in black sitting in my living room. I should be getting around to installing sometime this week. So you think it'll be easier to cut off the back seat brackets?
__________________
1999 Corvette - Supercharged
2000 Trans Am - Nitrous
rmata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2008, 06:46 AM   #13
Race your car!
Garage is empty, add now
 
Trader Rating: 49
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 14,346
Default

Looks very good. you did a very good job with that. I have done this once myself, and had to cut/seam the rear area where the seats were, this time I am going to start in the back and work my way foreward like you did. I have alot of cage to go around which isn't gonna make the task any easier unfortunately.

Hopefully it will look as good as yours does though!!
JL ws-6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2008, 07:28 AM   #14
TECH Fanatic
1995 Chevrolet Camaro
My Garage
 
InsaneAuto86's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: 60
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Reading, PA
Posts: 1,551
Default

looks great! I need to do this as well. The stock carpet is heavy!
__________________
1995 z28 vert
InsaneAuto86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2008, 07:28 AM   #15
TECH Fanatic
1995 Chevrolet Camaro
My Garage
 
InsaneAuto86's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: 60
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Reading, PA
Posts: 1,551
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2002_Z28_Six_Speed View Post
Should of relocated the airbag mod and done a center console delete
Any pics of an A4 with a center console delete?
__________________
1995 z28 vert
InsaneAuto86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2008, 08:09 AM   #16
TECH Veteran
Garage is empty, add now
 
Big Mike's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: 4
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Strong Island, NY
Posts: 4,589
Default

Looks awesome, good job! I plan on using the same...
__________________
1999 Camaro SS AKA "Project Concrete Jungle"
LSX Motor, 106mm Turbo, A2W, Glide & Tuning By Cartek
25.2 Stock Suspension By NRC Motorsports
Big Mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2008, 10:12 AM   #17
Launching!
Garage is empty, add now
 
1_bad_ss's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: 36
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 290
Default

Damn that turned out great. I'm ordering mine soon just debating on black or grey for my ebony interior
__________________
1_bad_ss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2008, 10:19 AM   #18
Launching!
Garage is empty, add now
 
lunatik's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: 0
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Madisonville, Ky
Posts: 244
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rmata View Post
Looks good man. I have the ozite in black sitting in my living room. I should be getting around to installing sometime this week. So you think it'll be easier to cut off the back seat brackets?
Thanks everybody! That black should look great. That is the color in my 68. If your not going to every use the back seats again then cut them off. I shoud have not trimmed that area out on mine cause for now I wont be using it. But I dont know where I'll take this Camaro with my modification endeavors so I'm not going to cut out brackets for resale purposes.
__________________
1968 Camaro 305 w/ Holley 4bl, Comp Cams Magnum 270, Hooker Comp headers, 2.5" duals, x-pipe, Borla mufflers, TH350, 8.5" 10 bolt 3.42's. Under complete tear down and rebuild.
lunatik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2008, 10:37 AM   #19
Launching!
Garage is empty, add now
 
lunatik's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: 0
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Madisonville, Ky
Posts: 244
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JL ws-6 View Post
Looks very good. you did a very good job with that. I have done this once myself, and had to cut/seam the rear area where the seats were, this time I am going to start in the back and work my way foreward like you did. I have alot of cage to go around which isn't gonna make the task any easier unfortunately.

Hopefully it will look as good as yours does though!!
At some point in the distant future I'll need to have a cage. So I must ask, how are you tailoring the carpet around the cage bars? I'm assuming the cage is through the floor and welded? The only solution I'm seeing for me is to cut the hole in the carpet and slice a seam line from there to the outside edge. Any better ideas or is that it? And thanks for the props! Its not as hard as I thought it was going to be.
__________________
1968 Camaro 305 w/ Holley 4bl, Comp Cams Magnum 270, Hooker Comp headers, 2.5" duals, x-pipe, Borla mufflers, TH350, 8.5" 10 bolt 3.42's. Under complete tear down and rebuild.
lunatik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2008, 10:49 AM   #20
Race your car!
Garage is empty, add now
 
Trader Rating: 49
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 14,346
Default

Yes, I will put a cut and just wrap the carpet around the hole ans seam it, thats' really the only way to do it. But I have removed the rear seat brackets because 2 of the cage bars are there now, so I don't have quite the task to deal with.

It's alot of work, but as you know, it can look good.
JL ws-6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2008, 10:49 AM
LS1Tech
Pontiac Firebird




Paid Advertisement
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to install carpet jute? RedVertTA General Maintenance & Repairs 2 07-05-2011 11:22 AM
Sun visor and rear seat delete with pictures! Blue2002SS Appearance & Detailing 15 08-19-2010 09:55 PM
Info on lightweight carpet, what and where to get, and how to do it. joblo1978 Drag Racing Tech 37 03-15-2010 07:34 PM
Best glue to bond aluminum to carpet? Ozite users? tektrans Drag Racing Tech 2 07-27-2008 10:35 AM


Tags
black, bm, carpet, cars, find, installed, ozite, ozitecarpet, put, repl, replacement, role, shifter, star, ten, yard


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



Join Ls1Tech

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:10 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Service - Privacy Statement - JOBS
Emails & Contact Details